Improves memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptops and business-class servers
IBM researchers have unveiled a new technology design Racetrack Memory, which improves memory capabilities within mobile phones, laptop computers and business-class servers.
The company said that the new class of memory could enable devices to store more information as a factor of 100 times greater while using much less energy than today’s designs.
The Racetrack memory technology automatically moves data to where it can be used, sliding magnetic bits back and forth along nanowire ‘racetracks’.
IBM said that the new memory technology allows electronic manufacturers to design a portable device capable of storing all the movies produced worldwide in a given year with room to spare.
In addition, the new technology is designed to combine the important attributes from magnetic hard disk drives and solid state memory device by storing data as magnetic regions also called domains in racetracks which are just a few tens of nanometres wide.